OFWIM will elect two new officers at the upcoming virtual Annual Business meeting to serve on the Executive Committee for the coming year. All members in good standing are encouraged to vote online.
Candidates are running for the offices of President-Elect and Member-at-Large. Read more about the candidates.
Candidate for President-Elect: Amy Martin
Candidate for Member-at-Large: Don Schrupp
Please consider running for office next year! Reach out to any of the Executive Committee members for more information.
The summer newsletter is now available – check it out to learn more about our upcoming virtual meeting.
Registration is now open for OFWIM’s 2021 Conference, to be held October 5-6 on a virtual meeting platform. Registration is just $50. Sign up now and share this flyer with your colleagues!
This year’s Virtual Conference will feature an online raffle and silent auction to support our Student Scholarship program. Fill out these forms to donate items for this annual fundraiser:
Happy New Year! OFWIM (and the rest of the world) faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. Our creative and tech-savvy members helped us to meet those challenges, one of which was to stage our first-ever virtual conference!
We’re now looking forward into 2021, and it’s time to renew your OFWIM membership. Visit our membership page to renew online or to print fillable forms. If you are part of an organizational membership, the person managing this membership should handle the process for you.
Many of us have had our travels constrained in this year of pandemic. Our mascot Captain Jack is no exception. Learn about Jack’s recent misfortunes, meet our new officers, and hear from one of OFWIM’s original members in the November newsletter!
A Note on our 2020 Virtual Conference
OFWIM had its first ever virtual conference this past week. With 78 registered attendees, there was amazing participation, engagement and of course we couldn’t skip a virtual raffle!
We kicked off the conference with a talk from Esri, followed by a panel discussion on COVID-19. This seemed like an appropriate addition this year as everyone has been impacted by the global pandemic. It was also a great way to hear how members have been affected and adapting to the new normal.
We were able to fill the two days with engaging presentations and conduct the business meeting accordingly. I think everyone definitely missed the in-person aspect of the conference and networking; however, it was still a great way to connect and catch up with some of the members. If anything, it’ll make next year in Fort Collins, CO that much better! Finally, I want to say thank you to the Conference Planning Committee for all their assistance this past year and helping to make this virtual conference a success.